$2,500 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Killer of Puppies Tossed From Bridge

PETA Calls for Residents' Cooperation, Compassion

For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2015

Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Rhome, Texas – On March 15, nine puppies were reportedly thrown from a bridge in Wise County, Texas—four of them survived. Law-enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests in connection with the incident, which is why PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” is offering a reward of up to $2,500 to help find the person or persons responsible for this violent crime.

“The callousness of throwing helpless puppies off a bridge demonstrates a blatant disregard for life and desensitization to suffering,” says PETA Senior Director of the Emergency Response Team Martin Mersereau. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this violent crime to come forward now, before anyone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Wise County Sheriff’s Office at 940-627-5971.

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